How much does a Helicopter Pilot make? The median annual Helicopter Pilot salary is $91,274, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $77,395-$117,388, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Helicopter Pilot in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Helicopter Pilot in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Helicopter Pilot in the United States is $91,274, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Helicopter Pilot in the United States are expected to make less than $91,274.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Helicopter Pilot that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Helicopter Pilot are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Responsible for operation of helicopter. Ensures flight is conducted in the safest manner possible. Determines flight routes, speed, and take off and landing times to fulfill scheduling requirements. Must stay current with federal and local flight regulations. Requires 1,000 hours of helicopter flying time. May require an associate's degree. Typically reports to a supervisor. Requires second class commercial helicopter pilot certificate. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. View full job description